35 pest and disease remedies for the garden - green & safe

Aspirin is a remedy for fungal plant problems (black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi). Dissolve two uncoated aspirin tablets milligrams each) in 1 quart of water and use as a foliar spray to thwart these diseases.

For my raised garden bed

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time

This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoor. Five things you will need if youre planting seeds for the first time -- GazetteXtra

Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers...other tips on this blog re: gardening...

Growing Cucumbers

Some tips for growing cucumbers. Remember cucumbers are heavy feeders so be sure to feed them often. I use a weak solution of miracle grow or the generic/store brand weekly. Cucumbers need lots of rich soil, lots of manure and heat and water.

The Skinny Gourmet:  10 Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Ten Mistakes Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!) - my favorite quote from this "herbs are kind of like college boys: if you give them half a chance, they will focus all their energy on procreation and neglect growth" - good advice

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants.

Reference chart for when to plant

When to Plant Vegetables Reference Chart: Here’s a handy chart to help you determine when to plant vegetables in the garden. They’re divided into two groups: Cool-Season and Warm-Season

self-watering seed starter pots

Why Didn't I Think of That? Wednesday

How To Make Self-watering Seed Starter Pots. We are excited to share with you this recycling project. It is truly green and fun. You do not only recycle those plastic water bottles, but also make self-watering seed starter pots for you to start your herb

Tomatoes

Tomato Growing Tips. Some good tips for better tomato production, especially tips for getting the most out of your tomato plants towards the end of the growing season.

baking soda spray for tomatoes

Baking Soda Spray for Tomatoes

Natural fungicide sprays such as baking soda will effectively control fungal diseases and keep tomato plants healthy

111 Herbs, Vegetables, Fruit, & Edible Flowers to Plant in Your Kitchen Garden

111 Herbs, Vegetables, Edible Flowers, & Fruit to Plant in Your Kitchen Garden

111 Herbs, Vegetables, Edible Flowers & Fruit to Plant in Your Kitchen Garden. Also clicking on the link "growing zone" in the second section of the article will take you to a very helpful gardening website.

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